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Riverside Tours Inc.

1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
+1 941-209-0203
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Second time-always good!

Very entertaining, love the cruise and the crew are always friendly. Nice location, very enjoyable... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2018
hankg1217
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Pinellas Park, Florida
Informative river cruise

Despite having to have several phone calls over several days, we did enjoy this narrated tour of... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
JudyBethDeKalb_IL
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DeKalb, IL
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Riverside Tours Inc. offers narrated sightseeing, sunset, bar hopping, birthday, or custom boat tours up and down the Manatee River starting at $25 per person.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible13%
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“captain tom” (23 reviews)
“manatee river” (25 reviews)
“sunset cruise” (21 reviews)
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1005 Riverside Dr, Palmetto, FL 34221-5008
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+1 941-209-0203
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Reviewed 5 June 2018

Very entertaining, love the cruise and the crew are always friendly. Nice location, very enjoyable walk to the boat from the parking lot and parking was great and free! We ate on the pier when we finished the cruise, terrific view and food.

1  Thank hankg1217
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Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

I am so happy you had a great time and make good memories hope to see you back again

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Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Despite having to have several phone calls over several days, we did enjoy this narrated tour of the Manitee River, it’s history and seeing some beautiful homes.

2  Thank JudyBethDeKalb_IL
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Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2018

We try our best to keep everyone informed as to whether the trip will happen or not so people can plan their day i'm sorry that was an inconvenience.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Took the water taxi across the river during the river regatta, very nice! I can imagine a sunset cruise with the dolphins is most enjoyable. Will be back with friends & family soon!

Thank Floridaskimmer
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Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you so much for the review and it was a pleasure to have you aboard hope to see you back thanks Captain Tom

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

My wife & I drove 1.5 hrs to get there this morning by boarding time. No one was there so we called & Capt. Tom claimed he sent us an email & called us to let us know the tour was cancelled because we were...More

Thank Tim S
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Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

I called these people Saturday I text them Saturday I emailed them Saturday I call them Sunday morning it says also we do not go out with less than 10 people the information they gave me to contact them should have been something that they...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoy a beautiful Gulf Coast sunset with the river cruise. Safe, comfortable, enjoyable. Get out on the water, it is mental floss, do it often. Located at Regatta Point Marina where you can enjoy a wonderful meal also at Reef Grill.

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Tom H, Owner at Riverside Tours Inc., responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Thanks so much, hope to see you back again. Captain Tom

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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We had a beautiful time. The captain and the hostess were great. We will be going again. Well worth the money.

Thank rodrigl6
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We and another couple booked the morning two hour cruise with a Groupon. We were told a minimum of 10 had to book for the boat to go out. The captain said he would call the night before if enough people did not book. We...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 hour tour down the Manatee River into Terra Ceia Bay and then through Chantilly Bayou out to Tampa Bay. Our captain kept us mostly out of the storms, but we did get caught in some rain. We had a very...More

Thank LesleyAnn7414
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

I had always heard about the beautiful sunsets on the Gulf, but experiencing it on the boat was first rate! Our group rented the boat for a private tour and we saw gorgeous homes along the river, the skyway bridge, and an amazing sunset. But...More

Thank Karen M
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

We rented the entire boat for a Family Reunion activity and had a great time! Enjoyed being able to bring our own drinks onboard and a couple of people in our group played DJ. Dancing, laughs and fun! A great group experience for young and...More

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seashellannie58
11 August 2018|
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Response from Tom H | Property representative |
The tours are 2 hours and you can bring your own food and drink for your trip. $35 pp
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Kathleen M
22 April 2017|
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Response from janeecap | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry. We were not here to answer your question. I hope you had a great time.
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lauracourter
8 May 2015|
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Response from Waternest | Reviewed this property |
The tickets are $30.00 each for a great educational tour of the Manatee River. Minimum persons are 10 but they have other people standing by to fill the quota. I think 44 is max on there boat but have another boat for larger... More
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